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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1738-1753 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Baptist Jackson (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.4486-1920

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf E, box 2

Physical description

Drawing of flowers and foliage with thorned stems, on a pale ground.

Within an album (E.4486-4542-1920) containing drawings of flowers, foliage, details of ornament, proofs etc, used by the artist as working material for his wallpaper designs: Pen and ink, pencil and watercolour: 52 sheets, together with an engraved title-page by Jackson, an engraving by Bonneau, and 3 anonymous engravings of plant forms; several signed J:B:J., inscribed with notes and dated from 1740 to 1753; the title-page dated 1738.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1738-1753 (made)

Artist/maker

John Baptist Jackson (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Drawing on paper

Dimensions

Height: 49.5 cm size of volume, Width: 31.7 cm size of volume

Object history note

This drawing was used by John Baptist Jackson, as working material for his wallpaper designs.
The title-page of the album was designed for Gajo Suetenio tranquillo, le vite de' dodici Cesari (1738), Piacentini, Venice.

Descriptive line

Drawing of flowers and foliage with thorned stems, on a pale ground; Used by John Baptist Jackson as working material for wallpaper designs; Within an album (E.4486-4542-1920) of 52 sheets, with an engraved title-page by Jackson, an engraving by Bonneau, and 3 anonymous engravings of plant forms; England; 1738-53.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Oman, Charles C., and Hamilton, Jean. Wallpapers: a history and illustrated catalogue of the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Sotheby Publications, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.

Production Note

According to Kainen (Kainen, J. John Baptist Jackson: 18th-Century Master of the Color Woodcut. Smithsonian Institution Bulletin. Washington, D.C. 1962.) the collection is the work of Jackson's studio, rather than his own work. The title-page was designed for Gajo Suetenio tranquillo, le vite de' dodici Cesari (1738), Piacentini, Venice

Materials

Paper

Subjects depicted

Leaves (plant materials); Thorn (plant material); Flowers

Categories

Wall coverings; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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